- April 2019
- Serves 12
- Hands-on time 20 min, oven time 1 hour 20 min
Chef Francesco Mazzei shares his traditional Italian dessert, torta caprese, that’s perfect for a celebration or group gathering.
Torta caprese is a traditional almond and chocolate cake that originates from the island of Capri. The whipped mascarpone with orange zest is a perfect accompaniment for the dense cake.
- 37g(17.1g saturated)
- 22.7g (21.7g sugars)
Next time, whizz 210g pistachios with a little of the sugar and use instead of ground almonds in the base.
The torta will keep covered in the fridge for up to 2 days. Bring up to room temperature before serving.
Francesco says: “You can prepare this recipe the day before – it gets even more moist and wonderful.”
For a starry finish, serve the torta caprese with a sweet chilled vin santo.
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